In Hillary Clinton’s speech in Raleigh, N.C. this Wednesday she stated, “I have a clear vision for the economy and it’s this: We need to make sure our economy works for everyone, not just those at the top.”
Clinton has laid out the following five proposals that she believes will better the economy:
- Create jobs by investing in infrastructure
- Make college debt-free for all
- Encourage companies to share profits with their employees
- Make the rich pay more in taxes
- Raise the minimum wage, enact paid family leave and expand preschool for all
While Clinton has criticized Trump’s plans, stating they are “reckless ideas that will run up our debt,” her proposals will increase government spending, increase taxes, and create unfavorable conditions for American companies.
Liberals seem to forget that the U.S. National Debt is quickly approaching $20 trillion and our country simply cannot continue to spend money that we do not have. The infrastructure plan Clinton has proposed is estimated to cost over $275 billion dollars alone. Her plans to help make college more affordable are funded by further increasing taxes. Lastly, by increasing the minimum wage and adding additional expenses to companies, employers will continue to outsource jobs, lay off workers, and do anything they can to save money.
Hillary has said that she can pay for her proposals by not raising taxes on the middle class. This statement is laughable, and it’s simply a lie.